Originally Posted by left field brewer
I want to get something similar to Hallertau mitt. but with the vigor and yield of a hybrid. Freshops has Mt. Hood and Ultra. I haven't used either of these to know which is closer to the aroma/flavor of the original. Opinions or other suggestions would be appreciated.Thanks.
There are many styles of Hallertau and each style has a slight difference.
Crystal - Very popular in the craft-brewing industry. Viewed as the most pungent of the new triploid Hallertau family of hops.
Liberty most closely resembles the Hallertau cultivar.
Mt Hood - General Trade Perception Perception Aroma variety with marked similarities to the German Hallertauer and Hersbrucker varieties.
Best sub im seeing is Hallertau Hersbrucker.
I myself will be growing Mt. Hood, Crystal, Sterling, Sunbeam, and Tettnanger. Sunbeam is in case my sterling wont grow well.... and Mt Hood and crystal are similarish but yet not and will give me hopefully enough hops. I deal mostly so far with german/belgian.
I love the smell of hops